January 2009


January 7, 2009

Chef Tells

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Resolved to save money by eating in more often? Or to eat healthy in 2009? Do both with this recipe from Chai Chaowasaree, from his new “Island Bistro Cookbook.”

Lettuce Wraps with Stir-Fried Ground Beef
Serves 4

Ingredients:
2  T. vegetable oil
1 T. shallot, chopped
1 T. garlic, chopped
1 T. ginger, chopped
1 ½ lbs. ground beef or ground chiken
1  c. fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1  c. onions, sliced
1 T. sesame seed oil
2 ½... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 6, 2009

Brews Worthy

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The buzz is building for January 20 - the inauguration of a smooth character from Hawai‘i whose heritage also includes Indonesia and Kenya.

But the above-average joe we’re talking about is actually a new coffee, blended as a tribute to the new president.

 Kona Joe Coffee on the Big Island created the Barack O Blend with beans grown in Hawai‘i, Sumatra, and Kenya.

It... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 6, 2009

Headline Brews

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The buzz is building for January 20 − the inauguration of a smooth character from Hawai‘i whose heritage also includes Indonesia and Kenya.

But the above-average joe we’re talking about is actually a new coffee, blended as a tribute to the new president.

Kona Joe Coffee on the Big Island created the Barack O Blend with beans grown in Hawai‘i, Sumatra, and Kenya.

It goes on sale January 20... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 6, 2009

Headline Brews

www.leichic.com

The buzz is building for January 20 − the inauguration of a smooth character from Hawai‘i whose heritage also includes Indonesia and Kenya.

But the above-average joe we’re talking about is actually a new coffee, blended as a tribute to the new president.

Kona Joe Coffee on the Big Island created the Barack O Blend with beans grown in Hawai‘i, Sumatra, and Kenya.

It goes on sale January 20... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 5, 2009

Smart Cookie

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You’ve just settled into your cube for your morning routine – hitting up all your favorite websites to see what’s new. Two weeks gone, and your browser’s cookie trail still knows just what you like and puts it right in front of you.

Offline, the smart cookies who do the same are Christina and Darcy Cook, mother-and-daughter owners of Hawai‘i Kai’s just-opened shop, Cookie Couture. This byte-sized boutique is glam at great prices, so you can get that chunky belt for less than it costs for a round of drinks.

... Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 5, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 2, 2009

Best of Lei Chic 2008: Apothetique Now

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As we get set to ring in 2009, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2008. Enjoy and see you next year!
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Originally published June 27, 2008

Beauty Math 101:

One $150 haircut (blowdry costs extra)

+

a spa pedicure (foot scrub for an additional fee)

÷

50-minute facial (12 minutes spent alone waiting for the mask to soak in)

=

150355012.66666 moments of... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 2, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


 

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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